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In Rare Case, CBO Uses Private Modeling to Forecast $1.4 Billion Flood Insurance Shortfall

by Demian Brady / /

Although CBO is often criticized for failing to take into account the best available modeling in its projections, its recent analysis of NFIP is a notable exception.
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Cryptocurrencies Offer Safe, Successful Alternative to Physical Currency

by Charles Morris / /

Through its misguided tax treatment of bitcoin and other new cryptocurrencies, the IRS is stalling the success and modernization of our economy.
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Illinois’ Pension-fueled Fiscal Crisis Is Warning to Other States

by Demian Brady, Ari Boosalis / /

Illinois should serve as a warning to other states with pension systems in the same poor fiscal condition.
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Flight Costs for President’s 2nd International Trip Totals $2.5 Million

by Demian Brady / /

Currently, it costs $142,380 per flight hour to operate Air Force One. This is just a portion of the expenses associated with presidential trips abroad.
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CBO Projections Likely Underestimate Future Debt Load

by Demian Brady / /

CBO's forecast should raise alarms, but without significant reform, there are factors that could drive debt higher than projected.
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Big Changes Are Coming for the FCC

by Ari Boosalis / /

The FCC looks to promote innovation, reduce regulations, and cut the budget with the new administration now in power.
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CBO Projection Problems Raise Doubts About IPAB

by Demian Brady / /

As with its treatment of the CLASS Act, CBO's savings score of IPAB was used to lower the net cost of the ACA, thus easing its passage.
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The Sharing Economy Benefits Lower Income Workers

by Spencer Woody / /

The sharing economy fosters opportunities for goods to be enjoyed without ownership, thus helping lower income individuals.
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